Skip to comments.McCain takes aim at Romney's remark on Dole
Posted on 02/05/2008 11:25:47 AM PST by tomnbeverly
(CNN) Mitt Romney is backing away from a statement that seemed to denigrate former GOP presidential candidate Robert Dole, who wrote a letter to Rush Limbaugh yesterday defending the former Massachusetts governors main Republican rival, John McCain.
In a FOX interview Tuesday morning, Romney had said the former Kansas senator was probably the last person I would have wanted to have write a letter for me.
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Must be this new Conservatism where you are indignant to War Heroes...
where you stand for something one day see a poll and change your mind the next..
Where you listen to the talking heads and then adopt their same indignat rhetoric to icons of the Republican party...
Where you forget everything positive that Republicans have done in the Conservative movement and choose to harp on single divisive issues like Illegal Immigration and call anyone against your particular views a non-pureist
Show me exactly what Conservative Battle that Romney support, on piece of Legislation that he sponsored or one area that he was a strong Conservative on in his record...
Apparently Pandering is what our Conservative talking heads want... hmmm
thats no better than what you get with BILLARY>..
I have to admit that was pretty stupid of Romney.
>McCain immediately put out a statement condemning the comment, and told reporters on his campaign plane that Romney should apologize to Dole, a decorated World War II veteran, for the remark: “this is no way to end up this campaign, by attacking a genuine American war hero.”
What is this, playing the Vet card? Because you are a veteran you cannot be criticized for your political opinion?
Does McCain feel the same way about John Kerry?
Go actually read what Dole said! It the most tepid, weak, endorsement anyone has ever got!
Rush slapped McCain silly in the first hour over this private Dole letter leaked to the media. Called it a dirty trick, very Clinton Inc.
Rush Limbaugh just spent nearly an hour on just how utterly dishonest this criticism is and how “despicable” it is for Senator McCain to manipulate Senator Dole’s letter this way. The transcript to what Rush said will be posted later.
Romney can at least recognize the Dole letter for what it was.
Why would you want another 1996 or 1976 candidate like John McCain? He will not only lose the Presidency, he will lose a supermajority in the Senate and a supermajority in the House, plus lose the Supreme Court again. Go ahead, run McCain. See how many people stay away from him.
In 1996, it was Bob Dole’s turn, everybody stood aside, and we went down to defeat.
In 2008, it is supposed to be John McCain’s turn, we are all supposed to stand aside, and we will go down to defeat again.
Sorry. No sale. War heroes who are bad candidates and destined to lose are bad candidates who are destined to lose. You don’t give somebody the Republican nomination as a gesture of gratitude for their service in a war.
Frankly, I think that people should remember that Dole endorses McCain, and ask themselves if we want to lose to a Clinton again.
Mitt, Mitt, Mitt ... it’s good for you to follow and learn from FR, but don’t use what pissant says here, in public. Dude.
Yes, he did.
Must have been some staff person....
We are left with the "Three Ass Clowns of the Apocalypse", Huck, Yuck (McCain) and Suck (Romney)...
This is a fiasco looking to become a disaster when it grows up.
Yes, this was all instigated by the McCain camp.
Unnecessary statement by Romney.
The idiocy of Dole’s letter was apparent on its face.
It wasn’t and endorsement... Dole is neutral.. It was telling Rush to knock off the unfair criticism of McCain... Because Rush is trying to justify Pureist Conservatism and he is using the flip-flopping Romney puppet to do it and it simply reeks if you have a brain and can think for yourself instead of having Sean and Rush tell you how to think.
He did not MR attach Bob Dole, he talked about JM.
I know we are not supposed to use profanity, but every time JM opens his mouth the more I think he is a complete ass.
Bob dole never said anything about Romney and he never said he supported McCain.
McCain loves John Kerry and considered being his running mate.
It was a letter to Rush... OMG you people are delirious .. Rush and Sean hypnosis at work here..
How do you know Rush people didn’t give the letter to FOX?
Dole ran the most incompetent campaign of any Republican in the last 50 years. Like we should take advice from “the tax collector for the welfare state”
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